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Open Line Live Town Hall

Monday, March 19, 2012

This weekend the Charter Center, KISS FM and Bronx Preparatory Charter School hosted an Education Town Hall that aired on KISS FM's Open Line radio show with Bob Slade, Bob Pickett and James Mtume. Panelists, including Valerie Babb, Recy Dunn, James Merriman, Charlene Reid, Drema Brown, Andrea Zayas and Samantha Tweedy addressed hot-button issues and spoke openly and honestly about the role of charter schools in public education.

New York State Authorizers Accept 48 New Letters of Intent for Charter School Proposals

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The State University of New York Charter School Institute (SUNY) and New York State Department (SED) have accepted 48 Letters of Intent to start charter schools in the fall 2013. The 48 new entrants have been given a green light to submit full proposals by February 29, 2012 in order to open charter schools in the fall of 2013.

Preliminary Victory: Justice Feinman Rules Against Charter Opponents in Rent Lawsuit

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Today, Justice Feinman of NYS Supreme Court ruled against a group of charter opponents who had sought a preliminary injunction against the NYC Department of Education, requiring it to charge charter schools rent when they are co-located in public school buildings. Justice Feinman, in a well-reasoned and thoughtful opinion, declined to grant the preliminary injunction.

More Progress Reports: 2 A’s, 3 B’s, and 2 C’s for Charter High Schools

Monday, October 24, 2011
Today, the NYC Department of Education released its 2010-11 progress reports for high schools. (See our breakdown of the K-8 progress reports.) The reports assign a letter grade to each school, based on student test scores, student progress, attendance, and “learning environment” survey results are all heavily weighted to account for differing student characteristics.

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